August 2007 Monthly Forecast

Posted 30 July 2007
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Notable Dates

Important Dates Over the Horizon

Reports Due for Consideration in August

Documents Requesting Report

31 July

SG quarterly report on the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS)

S/RES/1755
early August SG report with revised recommendations for peacekeeping in Chad/CAR S/RES/1706

early August

SG quarterly report on the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI)

S/RES/1700

mid-August

SG assessment report on the UN Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL)

S/RES/1734

16 August

SG quarterly report on the UN Mission in Liberia including drawdown plans (UNMIL)

S/RES/1750

28 August

SG progress report on the implementation of resolution 1757 (Lebanon, international tribunal)

S/RES/1757
29 August SG post-election report with recommendations on the future of the UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) S/RES/1745

31 August

SG monthly report on Darfur

S/RES/1590

August 2007                       

Mandates Expire  

Documents Requesting Report

10 August

UNAMI

S/RES/1700

20 August

Security Council Authorisation of the AU Mission to Somalia (AMISOM)

S/RES/1744
S/2007/34

31 August

UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)

S/RES/1701

August 2007

Other Important Dates

3-5 August

The AU-UN mediation team is set to hold a meeting of non-signatory rebel commanders in Arusha, Tanzania to identify a unified position among rebel groups.                                  

11 August

Presidential and parliamentary elections in Sierra Leone
20 August The IAEA and Iran are expected to hold their next round of talks on the country’s nuclear program in Tehran.

Also expected in August:

  • UN-sponsored talks on Western Sahara between Morocco and Frente Polisario are expected to resume in the second week of August.
  • The annual reports of the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda (ICTR) and the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) are expected to be submitted to the Security Council in August.
  • The Council is expected to receive the much anticipated Kimberley Process report and review the termination of the Liberian diamonds embargo in line with resolution 1753.

Important Dates over the Horizon

  • The General Assembly will convene on 25 September.
  • There are media reports that Nabih Berri, the parliamentary president, will convene the Lebanese parliament on 25 September to elect a new president of Lebanon.
  • A US-initiated international meeting on the Middle East is planned.
  • The Secretary-General’s next reports on the thematic issues of Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict and Women, Peace & Security are expected by October.
  • The constituent assembly elections in Nepal are expected 22 November, postponed from 20 June.
  • Parliamentary elections in Kosovo are expected in late 2007.
  • A workshop on security sector reform, a joint initiative of Slovakia and South Africa, is being planned for later in 2007 in Africa.
  • Presidential elections in Côte d’Ivoire are now expected in January 2008, postponed from 31 October.

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